New Leadership in Music
Dear Immanuel Family,
Liz Dillon has agreed to serve as Immanuel’s Music Director on an interim basis through the summer. Liz is the wife of Pastor Jon Dillion. She will work with Brian Evans through the summer as a transition period until Brian leaves to support a church plant in the Church Hill neighborhood. We anticipate Liz will take the full music ministry responsibilities this Fall. As with all church officer positions, the Music Director is a congregationly-approved position.
Who is Liz Dillon?
Liz started as a junior church pianist at 12 years old. By 15, she was regularly playing for worship services. All of her early music teachers were church musicians, which she considers a great blessing. Along the way, Liz learned to play woodwind instruments, percussion, and organ. She is a 1991 graduate of Bob Jones University in piano pedagogy. She learned choir leadership under the direction of Dr. Fred Coleman at BJU and Mr. Larry Carrier at Morningside Baptist Church.
Liz’s music ministry experience includes teaching music to students of all ages in studio, classroom, and choir settings, serving as church pianist at Community Baptist Church in Bradenton, Florida, and leading as Music Director at Evangel Baptist Church in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Liz also organized the church music as she and Jon planted LifeSpring Baptist Church in Arkansas.
All of her training and experience prepared Liz Dillon for a role as Immanuel’s Music Director working with the pastoral staff to coordinate worship gatherings, overseeing the worship leadership calendar, directing the adult choir seasons, leading the Easter Good Friday service and the Christmas Eve Candlelight service, and mentoring music department leaders and volunteers.
What is Ahead for Immanuel’s Music Ministry?
Liz Dillon will join weekly staff meetings to coordinate congregational music for services. Beginning this fall, Sunday night choir rehearsals will begin involving the choir in Sunday services and practicing for the Christmas Eve Candlelight service. Liz’s input will help the Vision Committee this year to develop a church-wide music philosophy statement.